Memorias de Bravo Pueblo
The Alternative Sounds of Venezuela Oldenburg takes a new approach on the Alternative genre by adding a Venezuelan twist to the sounds of rock & roll, incorporating aboriginal instruments and rhythms from Latin America into their pop-rock influenced songs. Oldenburg's 'Venezuelan Roots Rock' is a well balanced mix of overdriven electric guitars with the sounds of native instruments like the four stringed guitar called 'Cuatro', or the sea shell horns named 'Guaruras'. Oldenburg lyrics reflect the reality of immigration and social issues within an unique framework of his trademark nature related metaphors and conservationist themes. New York based, Oldenburg started as a band in 2003 with former King Chango (Luaka Bop, Warner) guitar player Miguel Oldenburg and drummer Luis 'el pulpo' Ruiz, guitar extraordinaire Inti Maldonado and bassist Andres Jimenez. Currently promoting their independent released album 'Memorias de bravo pueblo', a series of heartfelt compositions that include the award winner single 'Catira' and the song 'Vinotinto', selected as part of the soundtrack for the Venezuelan patch of the FIFA 2004 video game. Oldenburg was named 'Best Band East Coast 2004' by the Latin Alternative Magazine BOOM! And selected as the lead band for a series of micro documentaries about the Latin Rock movement in New York produced by HBO Plus. Recently the song 'Catira' received a Honorable Mention from Billboard in the 14th Annual World Songwriting Contest. 'This is beautiful work... a huge emerging talent... a terrific melodic pop style, colored by traditional instruments, giving the music a 'rootsy' flavor at times'. Taxi A&R 'Memorias De Bravo Pueblo is one of those records that make you feel like you grew up listening to it. With artful production, Oldenburg has gifted us with the perfect hybrid of the then-and-now of Latin Pop. A fine piece of work'. Eugene Toale Grammy nominee engineer Glacierz 'A veces las mejores producciones musicales venezolanas vienen del exterior. Este es uno de esos casos'. Pedro Castillo Músico y locutor Aditus - Tempano.